Disclosure Policy

Disclosure Policy

Paterson Academy is a personal blog dedicated to encouraging families on their journey in homeschooling through sharing the personal journey of our family including the joys and heart aches, the confusion and clarity, and the beauty and ugliness of our every day.  This blog is not primarily financially driven.

Regardless, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.  So here goes…

First, the obvious: I am a homeschool mom, using materials, visiting places, and doing things all in the hopes of teaching my kids things that will make them smarter, better adults.

Second, the less obvious: Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to disclose this. Ditto if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place. This would be tedious for me and even more tedious for readers. But rules is rules. To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every link and product I use, the following all hold true:

I wanna be clear though- I affiliate with purpose.  Your respect for my opinion means a lot to me.  I don’t want to compromise your belief in my word by endorsing crappy products in order to make a fast buck.  I know that most homeschoolers are living on a one-income budget in a two-income world.  I promise to value your time and resources by only recommending products and vendors I hold with high regard.

It’s also worth noting that any opinions expressed are my own.

I took a lot of this wording from Tim Ferriss because, well, it spoke to me.  He gives permission to use the text and images with proper attirbution so we, as bloggers don’t have to reinvent the wheel.  Thanks Tim!

(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)

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